Sheriff Joe Arpaio attending Republican National Convention in Cleveland

Posted at 4:24 PM, Jul 06, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-06 19:24:02-04

Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio confirmed that he will attend the Republican National Convention in Cleveland later this month. 

"I will be there to watch Donald Trump's back," Arpaio told ABC15 on Wednesday. 

The sheriff said he hasn't heard from Trump's campaign on whether he is scheduled to speak at the convention, but he still plans to talk to the media.

A spokeswoman for former Gov. Jan Brewer also confirmed Wednesday that she is expected to attend Cleveland's RNC, which is scheduled for July 18-21. 

We will update this story with more information once it becomes available.